CALIFORNIA: Abilities and Plus Size Friendly BEACHES!

BEACH TIME! Just in time for your long Labor Day weekend…

Finding a beach that is wheelchair accessible and easy access for those that use assistance walking is as easy as a click of your screen when it comes to beaches in California!

My Father used a walker and then a wheelchair and he wouldn’t go to the beach as he thought he wouldn’t be able to do so.  A decade ago I found a great beach in San Pedro that worked perfectly for us.  Sadly, the road no longer exists after the last large Earthquake a few years ago.

As many Angelinos do, we are the last to discover the many jewels that are only a short drive away.  Long Beach, CA is that jewel for me!  I started exploring after working in Downtown Long Beach 5 years ago.  During this time my Mother was regaining strength from her battle with breast cancer and found the beaches to be convenient.  There’s a few here that have parking only steps away from the shore and is a favorite for an evening dinner with the kiddos and Momz.

Now, trying to maneuver a wheelchair or walker through sand is almost impossible.  Sadly there are no wheelchair mats installed in the beaches I’ve visited BUT there are various and BEAUTIFUL beaches that have local establishments that offer “Beach Wheelchairs” at NO COST!  I LOVE California for this alone!!

“Beach Wheelchair” Similar to picture

Please contact the establishments prior to your visit as they may require a reservation or have a “first come, first served” policy.  The following is an example of some of the many  beaches offering this program.  You can search by county for the beach that offers this great program!

<<<CLICK HERE>>>  For the California Coastal Commission Webpage for full listing and direct links.

Los Angeles County
Belmont Shore, Long Beach
Alfredo’s Granada Ave. concession stand, (562) 477-6820
Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro, (310) 372-2162
Torrance County Beach, Torrance, (310) 372-2162
Hermosa Beach, (310) 372-2162
Manhattan Beach, (310) 372-2162
El Porto Beach, Manhattan Beach, (310) 372-2162
Dockweiler State Beach, Playa del Rey, (310) 372-2162
Mother’s Beach, Marina del Rey, (310) 394-3261
Venice Beach at Venice Beach Rentals
3100 Ocean Front Walk, (310) 823-6730
Santa Monica Beach at Perry’s Café
2400 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, (310) 452-2399
Will Rogers State Beach, Pacific Palisades, (310) 394-3261
Topanga Beach, Malibu, (310) 394-3261
Zuma Beach County Park, Malibu, (310) 457-2525
Leo Carrillo State Park, Malibu, (310) 457-4665 

I strive to bring to you information that will help you experience vacation, or stay-cations, confidently.  Please let me know if there is a location you’d like for me to scout here in Southern California OR of any you think I should feature.

Always at your service and sending you lots of LOVE!
~MizLiz

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